Tag: urban nature

Changing a Community, One Bike at a Time

Written by | May 9th, 2014

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Ever wonder what the people of TNC do after hours? Meet Jeff DeQuattro and find out why the mayor of Mobile, Alabama bought a bike from him.

Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | March 25th, 2014

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Spring migration is in the air. What can you do to make your own backyard accommodating for these frequent flyers? The Conservancy’s Dave Mehlman offers some easy tips to make your own backyard attractive to spring migrants.

Cities Take Action on Climate and Nature

Written by | March 13th, 2014

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What are the challenges and solutions being used in cities to address water risks? A recent event bringing 300 leaders from more than 60 global cities offers a revealing snapshot, Conservancy blogger Adam Freed reports.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2012

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. Happy Friday!

  1. Quiet oceans make for calmer right whales. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Regular contact with nature is part of a balanced diet for kids. (BBC)
  3. The world’s biggest conservation group (ahem) is making forays into urban areas. (Grist)
  4. Toilet paper production destroys Indonesian rainforests. (Mongabay)
  5. Woolly mammoth sighting or publicity hoax? (MSNBC)

Urban Conservation: The Rules Are Different Here

Written by | March 3rd, 2011

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Doing conservation in cities means big conservation groups have to toss out some of their cherished assumptions — like putting nature ahead of people, says Phil Stevens of the Urban Creeks Council.

The Great Urbanization and What it Means for Nature: Part 3

Written by | February 1st, 2010

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Urbanization has domesticated the planet’s nature — so how do you do conservation in an world dominated by cities? The Conservancy’s Rob McDonald has some thoughts.

The Great Urbanization and What It Means for Nature: Part 1

Written by | January 7th, 2010

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More people live in cities than don’t for the first time in human history — and conservationists need to be prepared instead of complaining, says Rob McDonald.

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